Prince William Launches Prestigious Earthshot Prize For The Environment

Inspired by US president John F. Kennedy's "Moonshot" project in the 1960s.
Monday 12 October 2020
Kensington Palace has described the Earthshot Prize as the "most prestigious global environment prize in history". Photo: AFP

Britain’s Prince William has launched the “most prestigious” environmental prize of all time, aimed at turning “pessimism into optimism” by rewarding innovative solutions to the planet’s biggest problems. The Earthshot Prize will present five ÂŁ1 million (US$1.3-million) awards each year for the next 10 years, to “incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years,” said his office in London.

Kensington Palace described it as the “most prestigious global environment prize in history” and said it was inspired by US president John F. Kennedy’s “Moonshot” project in the 1960s.

“The plan is to really galvanise and bring together the best minds, the best possible solutions, to fixing and tackling some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges,” said William, who is second in line to the throne. “The next 10 years are a critical decade for change. Time is of the essence, which is why we believe that this very ambitious global prize is the only way forward.”

 

Source: AFP Relax News